Sports

Titans' Henry looks to build on postseason debut against Patriots

Titans' Henry looks to build on postseason debut against Patriots

He provides Brady with a comfort blanket and that big body presence in the middle of the field that is a nightmare for opposition defences. "We're hopeful to get that accomplished".

Now the entire Patriots team could come down with a bad case of food poisoning or the flu but this one is likely to be a rout that will end the Titans season after their Kansas City miracle last week.

And in Week 5, the Jacksonville Jaguars defense went into the Steel City and basically blew out the Steelers single-handedly by scoring two touchdowns on five Ben Roethlisberger interceptions - meaning that unit scored more TDs than the offense they were defending.

That's just a starker example of a defensive dissonance that's commonplace at Foxborough. After all, he was a member of the Patriots for a few years before becoming a Titan.

The Patriots give up some yards on defense - New England is ranked 29th in the National Football League in total defense, allowing 366.0 yards per game.

Things could particularly get tough if the Patriots come out firing early on offense, and Mariota is forced to respond. And question marks over several Pats receivers, plus Belichick's habit of going with the most unexpected option, make him a sneaky play to return with a bang. Just two of Tennessee's last eight opponents managed more than 100 rushing yards while the team held three other squads to less than 200 through the air. "So defensively, it's all about not giving up touchdowns". It's the fifth time in Patriots history they have been a double-digit home favourite in a postseason game.

"There's no doubt about it", Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards says, "you have a first ballot Hall of Fame quarterback that does an excellent job of going out and executing their game from week to week".

He is just another one that you have to be aware of where he's at. They do a lot of things. This is a different Titans defense than that one, of course, and it will fight.

The Patriots are simply more experienced and deeper in talent than the Titans and it'll show on the scoreboard at the end of the day.

It's always hard for a football team to make a trek to New England while trying to win a playoff game.

Former Raiders head coach fired by Seattle Seahawks
Cable, 53, compiled a 17-27 record in three seasons as head coach of the Raiders from 2008-10, going 8-8 in his final season. The Seattle Seahawks have fired their offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and offensive line coach Tom Cable .

"We've seen in games where we haven't played the way we want to play throughout the game, but if we were able to play well in the red area, we kept giving ourselves a chance to win the game", said McCourty. "So we've got to take care of business and start winning games like this to get the respect that we desire".

All the numbers favor the Patriots extending their record of consecutive title games reached to seven.

Divisional round games continue on Sunday with the AFC North champion Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3), who like the Patriots and Eagles had a first-round bye, hosting AFC South victor Jacksonville Jaguars (11-6).

The Vegas betting line made the Patriots a 13½-point favorite. Only the Jaguars have a larger red-zone advantage in football.

Despite losing Julian Edelman in pre-season, the Patriots have boasted one of the best receiving corps in the NFL.

New England quarterback Tom Brady trains this week ahead of the match against Tennessee.

Britt last played in Tennessee in 2013.

To pull an upset, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota must be at his best.

Take last weekend, for example, when Mariota threw a pass, had it blocked and had the awareness and athleticism to gather the loose ball in his hands and run it in for the score.


  • Scotiabank Increases Sandstorm Gold (NYSEAMERICAN:SAND) Price Target to $7.00

    The market capitalization (Stock Price Multiply by Total Number of Outstanding Shares) for the company is reported at $920.59M. A value of 50-75 would signal a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would indicate an extremely strong trend.
    Korea proposes combined Olympic ice hockey team with North

    Korea proposes combined Olympic ice hockey team with North

    Joining teams would make that issue moot and allow even more North Korean athletes to compete. South Korea is grouped with Sweden, Switzerland and Japan in the women's tournament.
    Murphy Capital Management Inc. Reduces Position in Wells Fargo & Co

    Murphy Capital Management Inc. Reduces Position in Wells Fargo & Co

    South State Corp decreased its stake in Conocophillips (COP) by 22.79% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The financial services provider reported $1.16 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.03 by $0.13.
  • (NYSE:CPN) Stake Lifted by Neuberger Berman Group LLC

    The investment professionals in our partner's database reported: 272.79 million shares, down from 325.61 million shares in 2017Q2. Oakworth Capital Inc stated it has 0% in Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN). 40,000 were accumulated by Lombard Odier Asset (Usa).

    Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) Stock Price While Sentiment Worsens

    Keith Meister increased its stake in Energen Corp (EGN) by 2258.08% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 4,777 shares in the company, valued at approximately $566,074.50.
    Fire breaks out at Mumbai airport's domestic terminal

    Fire breaks out at Mumbai airport's domestic terminal

    According to preliminary information, the fire broke around around 1:45 pm, following which fire department was alerted. An airport spokesperson said that the lounge was used by VVIPs and was not a part of the passenger terminal.
  • Valero Energy Partners (VLP) Now Covered by Credit Suisse Group

    After $0.02 actual EPS reported by Zynga Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -50.00% negative EPS growth. The stock of Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP) earned "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, January 6.

    Q3 Sentiment Bank Of New York Co Inc (NYSE:BK)

    The stock of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE:BK) has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, April 24 by Credit Suisse. The investment managers in our partner's database now hold: 832.75 million shares, up from 831.44 million shares in 2017Q2.
    Longhorns start donation fund to help Andrew Jones pay for leukemia treatment

    Longhorns start donation fund to help Andrew Jones pay for leukemia treatment

    An official family-approved web site has been created to aid Longhorns sophomore guard, and Irving MacArthur graduate, Andrew Jones , who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.
  • Saints rule Brandon Coleman out of Vikings game

    Saints rule Brandon Coleman out of Vikings game

    Payton joined in the Saints player's dance circle and used some unorthodox dance moves, now known as "Hittin' the Sean Payton". Coleman's absence could mean a larger role for Willie Snead in the Saints offense.

    Diebold Nixdorf Inc (NYSE:DBD) Director Buys 4000 Shares of Stock

    The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link . Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 51,603 shares of the company's stock, valued at $863,834.22.

    Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Microsoft (MSFT) Share Price

    After $0.84 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.38% EPS growth. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 28,200,684 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.8 days.